Curriculum Vitae


Personal Details

  • born 1978 in Cologne, Germany


  • since July 2015: Affiliated Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, Universität der Bundeswehr München
  • since July 2015: Editor-in-chief "KAS International Reports" and Coordinator in the team "Political Analysis and Dialogue", Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
  • Sept. 2008 - June 2015:: Research Associate and Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Universität der Bundeswehr München
  • Jan. 2010 – Dec. 2014: Chief Editor of “Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (ZIB)”
  • Oct. 2010 – Dec. 2013: Research Associate in a research project on „Security in Public Space (SIRA)”, funded by “The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)”, at Universität der Bundeswehr München
  • Jan. 2006 – Mar. 2007: Project Manager for North and Latin America, International Markets Department, Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Academic Education

  • June 2006: M.A. in Political Science, University of Frankfurt/M., Minors: History, German Literature, "Graduation with Distinction" (GPA 1,0, with 1,0 being the highest score)

  • October 2001 - March 2006: University of Frankfurt/M.

  • April - September 2003: Princeton University, NJ, USA, Visiting Student Research Collaborator at the Department of Politics

  • April - September 2001: University of Cologne

  • February 2001: Intermediate Examination (GPA: 1,0, with 1,0 being the highest score)

  • October 1998 - March 2001: Martin-Luther-University Halle/Wittenberg

Work Experience

  • May - August 2008: Trainee at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.)

  • January - August 2008: Freelance editor for the public relations agency Weber Shandwick (Berlin office)

  • February 2004 - present: Research Assistant to the Association for the Promotion of Science and Research in Germany (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft)

  • November 2001 - December 2005: Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Gunther Hellmann (Chair for Political Science with Focus on German and European Foreign Relations, University of Frankfurt/M.)

  • October 1999 - March 2001: Research Assistant to Professor Dr. Reinhard Rode (Chair for International Relations and German Foreign Policy, University of Halle/Wittenberg)


  • November 2009: Dissertation fellowship of the Foundation of German Business (not accepted)
  • February 2007 - present: Member of the Working Group Young Foreign Policy Experts, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

  • April - September 2003: Fellowship from Princeton University and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

  • April 2001 - September 2003: Scholarship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

Main Research

  • Classics and Theories of International Relations, US Foreign Policy, German Foreign Policy, Transatlantic Relations, Political Consulting